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returned items, as new. >> have a great day, and captioning funded by cbs good morning. it's friday, february 23rd, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." the sheriff's deputy never tried to stop last week's deadly shooting. the startling news follows president trump embracing the idea of arming teachers. we'll meet one colorado teacher who already carries a fire arm to class. we'll hear about the 13 children held captive by their parents. they're learning everything from ipads to toothbrushes. >> a former employee at ulta beauty said she repackaged
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manafort and his partner rick gates. >> tax evasion and bank fraud charges. >> i'm shocked. >> eric greitens was indicted. >> absolutely innocent. >> historic flooding in the midwest is about to get even worse. rivers are about to rise with more rain falling. >> all that -- >> westbrook with the win. >> he scores. >> -- and all that matters. >> answer in your vors. >> pretty big day for tiffany who got to meet oprah. >> you are so, so good. >> you told me that before in a dream. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> canadian prime minister justin trudeau is giving the world a lesson in how not to conduct international diplomacy. >> one of india's most popular politicians tweeted, we indians don't dress like this every day,
sir, not even in bollywood. >> if this is what he does in bollywood, i can't wait to see what he does in italy. it's me. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. >> something tells me justin trudeau is going to hear jokes for a little bit longer on his tour. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off, but we're in good hands because bianna golodryga is with us. thank you, bianna. >> happy to be here. the deputy sheriff designed douglas high school is out. >> he should have, quote, killed the killer. instead he never went inside the building that left 17 people dead. >> the sheriff's angry comments came after the funeral of the
coach who ran toward danger to protect students. manuel bojorquez is outside marjory stoneman douglas high where there are other questions about the deputy's work. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. deputy scot peterson had been assigned for at least the last eight years. twice before the shooting he received information about disturbing behavior involving the suspect nikolas cruz, but officials say his suspension and resignation are a result of what happened during the shooting. >> devastated. sick to my stomach. >> reporter: broward county sheriff scott israel said thursday as the shooting unfolded inside stoneman douglas high school deputy scot peterson stayed outside. >> when we and law enforcement arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target, and that's what would have been done. >> reporter: police say nikolas
cruz entered the building on the east side and shot into four classrooms. then he took the stairs on the west side of the building and allegedly shot a victim in another classroom. he left behind his ar-15 in the stairwell. according to deputy scot peterson he stayed on the outside of the west side for four minutes. the shooting lasted about six minutes. in 2016 information was allegedly forwarded to peterson that cruz planned to shoot up the school. it's unclear what was done with the information. >> since 2008 the broward sheriff's office was involved in 23-type calls involving the killer in some way, shape, or form or his brother. >> reporter: in a november 911 call obtained by fox affiliate wflx a member claimed he put a shutgun to her head before.
>> i'm pissed. >> reporter: one day after speaking at the white house he hosted 200 people to remember his daughter meadow pollack who was killed in the shooting. her friends expressed anger and frustration at the news of scot peters peterson. >> all those other heroes stepped up when the police officer couldn't do anything. >> reporter: the brown county sheriff's deputies say two other deputies are under review for how they handled the suspect nikolas cruz before the shooting. we reached out to deputy scot peterson for comment but have not heard back. the sheriff said even though the deputy has resigned the allegations into his actions will continue. john? >> thank you. president trump speaks to the annual cpac meeting this morning when he says schools need to protect themselves from violence. >> a gun-free zone to a killer or somebody who wants to be a
killer. that's like going in for the ice cre cream. >> the president endorsed letting trained teachers carry weapons. that idea has people split along party lines according to a cbs news poll out this morning. 44% favor the teachers carrying guns. 56 are opposed. 65% oppose stricter gun laws. julianna goldman, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even though the president said he's open to measures opposed by the powerful gun lobby, he is most forcefully and enthusiastically pushing. arming trained teachers. >> we have to harden our schools, not soften them up. >> reporter: president jump doubled down on an nra-backed
proposal when he met with the survivors of the florida shooting, arming staff and schools. >> we need to let people know. you come into our schools, you're going to be dead and it's going to be fast. >> reporter: teachers who agree to carry a weapon would get training and financial insohnives. >> give them a little bit of a bonus. >> reporter: most of the state and local officialsdy not object, but the president didn't provide a price tag or how schools with limited resources would fund it. there are over 3 million teachers nationwide and 400,000 in private schools. arm 20g% of them would mean more than 700,000 people with guns in schools. >> this does not pass any common sense test whatsoever. >> reporter: the national education association said more guns in the school is not the solution. >> the problem is that very dangerous people have very easy access to very dangerous
weapons. >> reporter: at the white house the president pushed back against the idea of active shooter drills in school. >> i wouldn't want to tell my son you're going to participate in an active shooter drill. i think it's crazy and very bad. >> reporter: the president called for raising the minimum purchase age of an assault-style weapon to 21 and the nra would support him in that move. >> the nra will back it, i feel very confident. >> the president spoke with nra's leadership after last week's shooting and yesterday after a gathering of conservatives, the nra wayne lapierre echoed some of the very same talking points as mr. trump. bianna, he said the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> yeah. he has said that before and the president will be speaking at cpac and we will be covering that. julianna, thank you very much. several are calling on the
state's governor to resign following a felony indictment. eric greitens is charged with an indictment for taking a nude photo of his mistress. jericka duncan is following the investigation. jericka, good morning. >> good morning. you know, it started with an audio recording first obtained by kmov in which the governor's mistress said he threatened to share the photo. it happened in 2015 before he was elected but denies attempted blackmail. >> there's nothing to investigate. >> reporter: missouri governor eric greitens has repeatedly denied criminal wrongdoings in his relationship with his hairdresser. the indictment states that on march 21st, 2015, greitens photographed an unnamed woman in
a state of full or partial nudity without her consent and transmitted the image in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer. cbs news analyst rikki klieman says if approved -- >> the taking of photo alone is a miss demeanor. where it goes up to a felony is if you have disseminated that photo. >> reporter: greitens has previously dodged questions whether he took the photo. it appears to show the woman detailing her alleged encounter with the governor. >> taped my hands to these rings and then put a blind fold on me and then he stepped back. i saw a flash through the blindfold and he said, you're never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere.
>> he said these were baseless and unfounded. he said i made a personal mistake before i was governor. i did not commit a kriechlt i look forward to a resolution to this action. >> shortly before he filed a motion to dismy the indictment. he claims any activity in which they engaged was consensual. the attorney's investigation into the governor is ongoing. >> thanks. a lot more twists on this i'm guessing. we're hearing more about the plight of two young syrian girls. they live in rebel-held eastern ghouta where more than 400 people have been killed in six days. charlie d'agata spoke with their mother. good morning. >> good morning. we were able to speak with the family this morning and everyone
is safe, but they didn't get much sleep. explosions continued throughout the night and they say they're too terrified to step foot outside their apartment. by the hour, the ferocious bombardment of eastern ghouta crept ever closer to the neighborhood of the two girls. debris slashed through her forehead. we got through to the mother after the blast. >> we're in danger. >> i know you're in danger. i can hear it. i can see it. >> the world is just watching. why? why don't they help us. >> reporter: in her message when we spoke to her again this morning -- >> we are in danger. we are in need of food and safe and freedom.
please help us. >> reporter: the two little girls had taken to twitter to tell the world about their plight. speaking in english, norah says, so more people would listen. >> the children are in danger of being tortured. help the children of ghouta before it's too late. >> reporter: there are more than 400,000 civilians living through a merciless russian-backed syrian forces who insist they're targeting islamic extremists and trapped inside to what theup describes as hell on earth. u.n. discussions of a cease-fire so far have been stalled by russia. state department spokes person heather nauert struggled to provide any answers to stop the violence telling the journalists, i don't know what some of you expect us to do. >> a very tough story. thank you very much, charlie.
the parents accused of holding their 13 children captive will be in court today. for the first time lawyers representing seven adult children is sharing how their recovery is going and what their dreams are for the future. mireya villarreal is outside the perris home where the children were allegedly held. mireya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those children were rescued here at this home nearly six weeks ago. sources tell cbs news two younger siblings are living in two foster homes and seven older ones are living in a home where they're being exposed to everything from "harry potter" to using an ipad. as the legal case against the parents moves forward, the children imprisonened for years are making decisions in their lives, making decisions on their own for the first time. >> that in itself is kind of a new experience for them,
understanding they do have rights and they do have a voice. >> reporter: jack osborne and caleb mason represent the older siblings. they set up an outdoor area where they can play sports and exercise. prosecutors say they spend years in captivity sometimes chained to their beds, severely underfed. now they're free to make their own choices. >> that's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read, deciding what they're going to wear. these are all things, decisions they make every day, which are new and empowering. >> corona's karen spiegel works with the nurses. >> they talk about how warm and loving these kids are. so appreciative. some have never seen a toothbrush before. things that we take for granted means so much to the kids. >> reporter: the older and younger siblings have not yet reunited but they communicate
using skype. the older children simply want to go to the beach, the mountains, and the movies, but longer term, they want to attend college and pursue careers. >> i just want you to understand just what special individuals they are. they all have their own aspirations and their own interests. now they may have an opportunity to address those, which is really exciting. >> reporter: the cupping has pled not guilty to multiple koults of child abuse and false imprisonment. if this goes to trial, the attorney says he does plan to put the children on the witness stand. >> hopefully the children can get a second chance at a normal life. mireya, thank you. the u.s. is expected to announce its largest package of sanctions against north korea yet. ivanka trump arrived in sole th seoul this morning to lead the
ceremony. ben tracy is at the games in pyeongchang. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. team usa hoping to win more medals this weekend in curling, and in snowboarding, but right now the olympics continue. on the final day of figure skating the russian women were flawless. 15-year-old alina zagitova won the first gold of these russian games. all three american skaters struggled including mirai nagasu who completed just half a turn instead of her signature triple axle. but team usa is still reliving its silver win over canada.
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm are hell some man, park lands school district in lehigh call i has closed classes cents after a huge fire at its bus lot. officials told cbs-3 25 school busses were damaged by the fire that broke out on the lot no injuries and so far no word on what start that fire. >> let's sends it over to katie, katie, wet weekend. >> yes, look that way, there are going some breaks along the way, too, rahel, but we do have wet weather in this forecast primarily, chilly rain, and the temperature will eventually begin to rebound all over again. but, right now, we do still have some rain falling, even pretty steadily across central new jersey, and down right along the border of maryland, and pennsylvania, and now as the day progresses cents it,
does stay chilly across the board here, only 46 the high, where we should be, more rain though on tap for the weekends , and sunday morning specially looking soggy. meisha? >> all right, katie, thank you and looking outside right now, still looking at this accident starting to have some big impact around it, involving a school bus, westbound vine ramp to eastbound schuylkill, the ramp clearly is block, and also the right lane block on the schuylkill east by the fire department. so if you are headed out in this direction certainly give yourselves extra time, another accident west chester pike at 69th street. rahel, over you. >> meisha, thank you. next update at clock 55, up next on cbs this morning, beauty retailer accused of selling used products and insist they were new, i'm rahel solomon. good morning. new tv, new speakers, netflix. this is going to be the place for binge watching, ladies. is it, ladies? don't get me wrong, you have killer tech mrs. d, but you still don't have fios. ok? fios is a 100% fiber-optic network, literally engineered for streaming.
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actress tiffany haddish got quite a surprise when she appeared on "the ellen degeneres show" yesterday. she told ellen about being a huge oprah fan. she had dreams about her and sent her multiple letters but she never heard back. >> she never wrote back. >> i wonder why. let's ask her. opr oprah, why didn't you write back? >> i love you. >> you are so, so, so good.
>> thank you. >> you are so, so -- >> you told me that before in a dream. >> i lost the letter. i never -- never send a letter to me. >> should i write gayle? because i sent her one too. >> tiffany, i swear i never got a letter. i never got a letter. i have to say this. oprah got such a big kick out of her. you could see tiffany was so genuine. she clearly, clearly admires oprah. >> ellen is the best at those surprises. >> she really is. that was a good one, ellen. that was a good one. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. sweeping changes to the white house security process taking effect later today. they follow chief of staff john kelly's memo last week that he would revote top clearances for anyone whose background check had been pending since june 1st
or earlier. the president's son-in-law jared kushner has held an interim clearance for more than a year and a half. the white house claims they'll be unaffected by the change. toyota dominates "consumer reports'" 2018 ranking of best cars in the u.s. the japanese automaker landed four of the ten categories. winning models were the corolla for the compact car. camry for mid-size, siana for the minivan and for the first time chevy's volt kiss placed the prius for the green car. and baseball will honor those in last week's shooting. all 30 teams will wear marjory stoneman douglas caps for the start of spring training. players, managers, coaches, and
umpires will have the option to wear the caps. later they'll be signed and auctioned to support the tragedy. the idea of arming teachers and staff to prevent school violence is not new. schools across the country thought about it long before president trump talked about it this week. a university in florida will allow faculty with extensive training to carry concealed firearms. 40 stays do not allow guns but many states allow school districts to decide their own rules. nikki battiste visited a colorado town where the school board voted unanimously to let some teachers carry guns. good morning. >> good morning. carl donaldson spent six years with the national guard. he's now a school teacher and he volunteered to carry a firearm. he felt he had to do because the nears law enforcement office is about 20 miles away. >> i guess the really basic question a lot of people are
asking, why should they be armed? >> teachers in the classroom, they're going to be the first to respond. why not give them something to fight back with. >> he's armed with a 9 millimeter glock handgun. >> where is it. >> can i show it to you? >> yes. in your cowboy. it's not loaded? >> no. >> it's unloaded in class. >> yes. it's in the clip. >> would it be a concern not to have a loaded gun? >> yes. in training they teach us how to fight them off and get to our weapon. faster is a three-day course that teaches him in firearms and trauma response and includes a simulated school shooting scenario. i went through the school training and my heart rate was unhere. do you think in that split second you could make the decision and identify a shooter?
>> you know what? that's the question. i can do all the training in the world. i don't know if you're going to be able to perform when it comes time. >> reporter: so many across the country are debating whether arming teachers is going to be safe. we sat down with teachers about the same discussion. >> i had really mixed feelings when they first came up to it. >> it's very saddening to me that this is what it's come up to. the biggest thing that helped me with it is knowing what the training would be for staff who's interested. >> do you think arming teachers is the right response to these school shootings? >> i don't know if it is the right response to be honest. i think it's a step to hopefully deter. >> our number one priority is the safety of our children and this is a step hopefully in the right direction. >> with armed staff do you feel safer? do you feel your students are safer? >> i do. >> i do too. >> so, too, does superintendent
steve kraken. >> are parents informed some staff is armed? >> yes. we've posted it on doors. unfortunately there's been a number of active shooters in schools. i hope it doesn't happen in our school. it may not be right for every school but it's right for us at this point. >> since last week's shooter, creators of the fast program said schools in 30 states have inquired about training. over the past five years they've trained school staff in two dozen schools across the state. >> i thought it was interesting when you said is he going to use it. he said you don't know what kwlu're going to do. we talked about the armed professional who didn't go in because he knew what he was up against. and we expect teachers to do that. >> the big question, how are we ready. the teacher said, look, at least
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repackaging products that were damage order return and putting them back on shelves. anna werner met one former employee who said she was guilty of the practice. an narks she just admitted this. >> she did. this all seemed to have started with a twitter post from another employee that led to some dmers feeling less than confident about their favorite beauty store. kimber by brown said the beauty retailer ulta used to be her one-stop shop for ultimate beauty care products. >> everything from shampoo to eyeliner, makeup pal@s and blush. >> reporter: that was until she saw this twitter post from a former ulta associate who said managers at brown's favorite ulta location were allegedly selling used products as new. in the post, associates said we were told by managers to repackage, reseal the item, and put it back on the shelf. they would resell everything. makeup, hair care, fragrance,
hair tools, et cetera. that former employee included photos of what she said were new versus used products like this foundation stick she said was returned used and she they used a q-tip to clean it. nonsanitized. others posted from around the country. >> i felt duped for somebody to come forward like that. it's a pretty big deal. it sends a big red flag in my book. >> reporter: brown has joined a class-action lawsuit claiming that ulta has continue ed d to this for years, repackaging and reselling used beauty products as full price as if they were new. in a video an ulta executive says -- ulta's policy does not permit the use of resale or damaged products period.
we take it very seriously. >> reporter: but former ulta beauty store manager brittney ludwig said at one store -- >> i saw them cleaning lip products and eye shadows. >> reporter: and at another -- >> things like shampoos, lotions, things that were skirt bottles, a lot of times they did get put back on the shelf. >> reporter: a lot of it she did themselves. why? higher-level managers put the pressure on stores to keep costs down. >> reporter: they said, yeah, you need to clean this, clean this, this is how you're going get your numbers down. it was all a numbers game. >> reporter: it's something she regrets. >> i don't feel so good now but at the time that's what i was told to do. >> please know we are aware of, have been reviewing and taking action in response to the claims that were shared on social media and represent a clear departure
from our clear policies. >> reporter: but brown says -- >> it sends a message for people to really be careful of what they're buying. >> reporter: we did speak to some other ulta associates who said they did not see this happen in their story. one said she was told nothing that was used should be put back on the shelves. but as for brown, she said she joined the lawsuit because she thinks it's a huge consumer protection issue. she said consumers shouldn't have to worry whether makeup consumers buy is something that's used and they should be getting the amount. they talked about cleaning the pumps on foundation bottles to make them look clear, but also the fact that you paid for 10 ounces. >> that sounds nasty. >> they've got some aexplaining to do. >> shrink-wrap. >> that's a good idea. up next, a tweet being
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's look at some of this morning's headlines. flooding is expected to continue into the weekend in the midwest. flood watches and warnings are in effect for at least 14 states this morning. heavy rain, melting snow, and rising temperatures are creating deadly conditions. at least 11 people including a 1-year-old child died in this week's storms. "usa today" reports on how the agency that grants citizen ship dropped the description of america as a nation of immigrants from its mission statement. late yesterday the statement was changed to the united states
citizenship and immigration services administers the nation's lawful immigration system. there was no explanation for that change. "the new york times" reports that sunroofs are growing in size and popularity, too, but the safety rules haven't kept up 40% of 2017 model cars and light trucks have sunroofs. that's up from 33% back in 2011. the size of the window is also getting a little bit bigger. between 1997 and 2008, about 1,700 children were killed by being thrown through an open or closed sunroof. there's no way to prevent this statistic. >> in one tweet reality tv star kylie jenner wiped out $1.3 billion in market value of snap, the parent company of snapchat. at 1:50 p.m. wednesday jenner tweeted, so, does anyone else not open snap chap anymore?
by thursday's market close, snapchat's stock had plunged more than % and yesterday the parent company responded to more than a million petition signers who dislike the redesign of the app. the company says it's here to stay. >> that sounds like they're put a lot on kylie. caitlyn smith made a name for herself years ago by writing hits for stars like rascal flatts. how she made it big. we'll be right back. this is food made to sit down for. slow down for.
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, some damp roads out there, just from previous round of rain. this is kind of the theme throughout the day, warming up this weekend all be it still on relatively soggy note. >> it will be nice to have the sunshine back, katie, thank you willment looking outside, another accident out there, vine westbound past broad street pulled all the way up to the far right, up be tapping your brakes traveling on by, still busy out in the area, give yourselves extra time, accident in new jersey as well, route 55 northbound route 322, one lane is blocked here, accident with entrapment in west norristown, as well, jim, over to you. >> thank you shall meisha. next update 8:25, coming up this morning, warning about scams targeting the elderly, the latest attempt to defraud seniors of their lives savings , i'm jim
>> it's friday, february 23rd, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, the attorney general moves to protect seniors from scams that costs billions of dollars. and the new "face the nation" anchor margaret brennan will talk about the gun control debate and plans for the broadcast. but first here's your "eye opener" at 8:00. the deputy protecting parkland failed to do his duty. >> peterson's resignation are a result of what happening during the shooting. >> even though the president said he's open to measures opposed by the powerful gun lobby, he's enforcefully and
enthusiastically backing a proposal the nra pushed. >> they're consenting to ing tio . >> those children were rescued a that home nearly six weeks ago. the six younger siblings living in two foster homes and the older siblings staying at a nearby medical center. >> pyeongchang is going to hand off the olympic tore torch the next olympic host. that will be beijing, 2022. a lugs curler has been stripped of his oi olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation in poing chang. >> it's interesting. they took the medal, set it on the ice, and they gently pushed it away. >> i'm john dickerson with gayle king and bianna golodryga. norah is off. teachers returned to marjory stoneman douglas high school
this morning more than a week after the deadliest school shooting in florida's history. classe will resume next week. the broward county sheriff says a deputy assigned to protect the campus stayed outside during the attack and failed to engage the alleged shooter. >> that's hard to haefrmt deputy sco scot peterson resigned yesterday. manuel bojorquez is outside parland high school where he say as breakdown on all levels. >> reporter: good morning. we learned deputy scott peterson had received information about disturbing behavior about the suspect nikolas cruz prior to the shooting. here's how we know that. broward county sheriff's department records indicate that the agency received more than 20 calls involving cruz or his brother. peterson was allegedly made aware of two of those including one potential to shoot up a school and another in which a peer counselor told peterson
cruz ingested gasoline in an attempt to commit suicide. we also learn there was a 20-minute delay in the school surveillance video. police say that caused confusion trying to find the gunman. but police say no more lives were put in danger because of it. it's one of many missteps by the local and federal law enforcement. a federal law enforcement source tells cbs news the failure on the fbi's end is a, quote, body blow for the entire bureau. this morning governor rick scott is expected to announce his plan for school safety and keep guns away from those with mental illness who pose a threat. bianna? >> so many missteps as these kids come back to what will be an emotional monday. thank you. a poll finds 77% of parents are concerned about gun violence in their children's schools and more than half of americans say mass shootings are something
that they've come to expect. opinions are more divided over letting teachers carry guns in schools. 44% are in favor and 50% are opposed. in a white house meeting with state and local officials president trump endorsed training teachers and other staff to carry guns. he says schools should not be soft targets for attacks. we have exciting news about a sunday tradition that is close to my heart here on cbs. margaret brennan has been named the new moderator of "face the nation." we're all very happy about that. she will also continue her role as senior foreign affairs correspondent. she has reported on the white house international affairs and global markets and we're glad to have here her. she's on the "face the nation" set in washington. margaret, good morning and congratulations. >> good morning. thank you very much. this looks familiar, right, john? >> it looks familiar and comfortable and right in place. it's great team there.
let me ask you this, margaret. the gun control debate is going. the president has weighed in a bit. where do you think he really is on this policy? >> inch is the right word there because to be honest with you the white house is still trying to figure out where the president's heart is on this issue. they are not clear yet on their messaging. they're calling this a two-week listening session. a lot of it is going to be designed to buy time to see not just what's practical, what the president really wants to co, but what's going to be possible. are they waiting out a news cycle or are they going to await the policy here. the president has shown a slight bit of daylight with the nra by saying he wants to raise age restrictions to 21 in terms of purchasing restrictions, but on a lot of these other issues, he's not calling for a weapons ban. we want to talk about these. as i know you've been talking about, things feel a little bit
different. does it actually result in anything different this time? >> that's what i was going to say, margaret. this is different because these kids are in your face and they're angry and in a lot of pain. but what are the chances, do you think, for real movement here? >> you've got to get congress back to work to even fully answer that question, but right now it looks like some of these things that the president is talking about aren't new laws. they're sort of new regulations. there are questions about the legality of the things he's asked the atf and justice department to look into in terms of regulating bump stocks, what can he do, what is he willing to do from the executive office. this conversation seems to be shifting to one purely about school safety, not one about gun control. when you do hear the president speak publicly on this, whether it was with the state and local officials yesterday and before that with students themselves. and this controversial idea of
arming what they're saying could be 20% or so roughly of educators or staff in schools who have weapons training isn't something that necessarily works each and every time you could say. if you look at what happened in florida with the first responder in that case, being arm and not entering the school to take down the active shooter. so we're going to try to talk through that with some of the survivors of past school shootings on sunday as well. >> margaret, before you go, you're in very good company, lesley stahl, bob schieffer, john dickerson, what are you looking forward to? >> i'm looking forward to carrying on the tradition of what they laid out, having conversations that john brought to this program every sunday to have people walk away with a civil conversation to actually learn something because i think all of us and i know all of you
here when you talk to people these days, there's so much noise, there are so many headlines. and to take some perspective to say here's what you actually need to know and what could actually happen here policy-wise is what i hope we can do with the show. >> we're cheering you on. >> it's a win/win. john, you got face. >> right. and i've got mary hager. >> sheel take good care of you and she took care of me. on monday she speaks with dan malloy. that's sunday on cbs. we're learning more this morning about the attack on american forces and our allies in syria that's being linked to the russian government. it happened february 7th and results in a number of russian mercenaries being killed. the russians were reportedly working for an oligarch, a close
ally of vladimir putin. prigozhin is the same man who targeted american voters. we have new details on the syrian attack and the role of the russians. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. when they called in air strikes to defend themselves, they had no idea they were going to end up killing and wounding dozens of sit extends. now, the pentagon has released video of two of those attacks. they're on air strikes, i mean. they show some of the mercenaries and also one of their tanks. activists here say that they were -- they were about to attack a gas installation where u.s. forces were already dug in with their kurdish allies. the mercenaries of prigozhin's private army had been sent to syria to back up the military.
more recently it seems they cut a deal with the syrian government to take over gas and oil fields in syria in return for a cut of the profits. now it wasn't until facebook photographs of some of the men killed in those air strikes started to show up on social media including facebook here that the penlts gone realizeded that it had killed russian citizens. >> much more than just putin's chef. but isn't there a hotline between the u.s. and russian military where they're supposed to avoid these types of incidents? >> reporter: yes, there is. that's the amazing thing. the pentagon said we're going to do this and the russians didn't ward them off and say don't do this, it's our guys. so presumably the russian military is not happy that a russian oligarch is out there operating in a very complex battlefield.
the risk now unusually high. >> yeah. vladimir putin trying to play it down, thank you. first on "cbs this morning," lawmakers are answering questions on fema and why they hired one woman to deliver meals. most of the $156 contract proposal appears to be plagiarized from other company. the committee's top democrats told cbs news the proposal, quote, reads like an internet scam e-mail. >> we spoke to tiffany brown, the sole operator of tribute contracting earlier this month. she said her biggest mistake was not asking for more help. fema canceled its contract with tribute contracting and said it will continue working closely with congress -- contracting. she declined our request for
additional comment. there is a new push to crack down on scammers targeting elderly americans. ahead, the family of one victim makes an emotional plea for change. >> we've got to stop these people from hurting other people, and it hurts so much. it hurts more than people know. >> ahead, how the justice department is tak
in the wake of the florida school shooting there's been a lot of talk about one topic. >> we're going to be focusing very strongly on mental health. >> mental health is clearly one of the issues. >> we need more by way of mental health services. >> let's look at the mental health issues. coming up, cbs news contributor and psychologist lisa damour weighs in with what the mental health system can and cannot do to prevent gun violence. you're watching "cbs this morning." this is food made to sit down for. slow down for. put the phone away, and use a knife and fork for. and with panera catering, it's food worth sharing. panera. food as it should be. and with panera catering, it's food worth sharing. ...what are you doing?? i don't need all this. mucinex fast-max can handle most of my symptoms. name one. how about nine? even... yea - i can read. we're done here.
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citizens is increasing. $3 billion is stolen from seniors a year. yesterday the doj announced the largest crackdown of its time in recent history. paula reid spoke to victims about how to protect yourself and your family. paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement officials tell me that scammers specifically target the elderly because they're thought to have large savings and thought to be from a more trusting generation. they also tell me that these scams are becoming increasingly clever and sophisticated and that anyone can become a victim. >> i felt like the bottom had dropped out, you know. all the hope we had was gone. >> reporter: a scammer called dorothy landing of louisiana saying she had won a prize worth thousands of dollars. all she had to do was purchase a six-month supply of vitamins. the call came at a desperate time as she and her husband were battling cancer.
>> i checked with the better business bureau and he was not listed with any complaints and i thought, okay, it might be true. >> reporter: she gave the scammer $2,500. dorothy is one of millions of older americans targetted by scammers. fraudsters reach out with calls, e-mails, or regular mail promising cash, valuable prizes, or good fortune if the recipient sends back a payment for procession fees such as this mailing scheme by one network of scammers. according to records they mailed more than 950,000 fraudulent solicitations to 38 states. like this one promising a $3.3 million prize. it says a day you may remember for the rest of your life. tell nobody. since 2011 victims paid this network of scammers approximately $10 million. on thursday attorney general jeff sessions announced criminal
charges against 200 scammers who mostly target the elderly. >> these alleged scammers allegedly defraud more than 1 million americans of more than half a billion dollar. >> reporter: he wants people to know there is help. the ftc has a hotline and a websi website. >> we literally found out ten days before she died that this was happening to her. >> reporter: angela's grandmother committed suicide with just $69 in her bank account after investing her money in a scam. >> we're still shock thad this happened to her. >> reporter: she wishes her grandmother had reached out to her family sooner. she says not to be ashamed. >> there's someone you can help you. if you don't feel like it's your family, call your local police department. >> she urges people to monitor their elderly grandparents. watch what they're doing, watch how they're spending their money. check their mail.
>> dorothy's money is gone but she hopes her story will help other people. >> it hurts people so much. it hurts more than people know. >> reporter: another way that elderly folks are exploited are their so-called grand paircht schemes where someone calls and tries to convince them that their grand chooirn child has been arrested and needs money for bail. in fact an attorney general was in a meeting with her grandmother who thought she was in jail. before you send money to anyone you know, check with law enforcement first. bianna? >> unbelievable. our hearts go out to dorothy. the songwriter behind hits like lady antebellum and meghan trainor, how her hit made a critically acclaimed list. you're watching "cbs this morning."
ahead, forget the >> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm rahel solomon, it is fashion week here in philadelphia, mt. airy designer making waves after her works appeared in the super bowl. bold messages of girl power, and rapper cardib wore one of the alexa commercials during the big game, very big good luck to her. we send it to ever katie with a check on today's forecast, dreary morning. >> very much so. yes, you've got very gray skies even if it is not raining but there has been light rain rolling through the radar in pockets off and and on all morning long, one example of one of the field cameras that is showing that story very wellment it is a raw chilly rain, too, at 34 degrees currently outside kutztown area middle school, in the mid or upper 30s, most
everywhere else, few outline ers, whether it is colder or milder butt regardless, coming in from the northeast from chilly place, in short, on shore flow, helping to keep things just again very dreary for the rest of the day, high hits 46, that's exactly where we should be, right on par, but another warm up comes our way this weekend, although it is still looking pretty wet specially sunday, meisha. >> i like the sound of that, warm up, katie, thank youment looking outside happy friday. the vine westbound, past broad street where we were looking at an accident, but we also have two more accidents, here, pa turnpike westbound near ft. washington, two accidents around the area dropping little less than supposed speeds, and still very bus any that area, so certainly still give yourselves some extra time, but that's not it, we have one on the vine, those two, then also have this one in new jersey so so route 55 northbound at 322, one lane blocked, there but looks like you're able to get around there fairly nicely, rahel, over to you. next update 81:55, ahead, after years of writing songs for other performer, singer
welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. the "washington post" reports west virginia teachers have had it. they went on strike closes dozens of schools. west virginia ranks 48th among states for teacher's pay with an average salary of $45,000. that compares to new york state which pays its teachers more than $79,000. airbnb is adding a almighty program of site inspections. it's dispatching a team of inspectors to personally verify quality and comfort of some
rentals. the program is aimed at winning over travelers who don't trust the current rating system. in the past some customers have claimed that homes did not match the images posted. and "the new york times" reports that our beliefs can actually shape our waistlines. the study looked at female home room attendants. half were told they were skreegd expectations. one month later they lost weight, body fat and lowered blood pressure, too, even though their daily routines have been unchanged. >> listen. i've been trying to be 36-24-36 since high school and that ain't happening either. >> you have to think harder shah that's right. >> that's questionable. president trump is making mental health a focus of his efforts to curb gun violence. in meetings this week he aims to toughing background checks and improve access to care.
they welcome more resources and attention, some say the solutions are more complicated. earlier this week we heard from a panel of six people directly affected by gun violence. columbine shooting survivor austin eubanks offered his thoughts on the complex problem. >> it's not just mental health and it's not just weapons. you have to look at the presence of adverse childhood experiences that have been prevalent to all of these children that have led to isolation and loneliness in life that permits this ideation. >> psychologist lisa damour joins us at the able to discuss. good morning. >> good morning. >> we keep hearing just because you suffer from a mental illness, most are not violent or dangerous, but yet the go-to in all of these cases is that they're mentally ill. >> that's right. overwhelmingly, people who are mentally ill are not dangerous. and the other thing we know is in most cases of violence, there
are a lot of factors not mental illness that bring violence about. so we worry that we are stigmatizing the mentally ill unfairly and that we are not paying attention to factors beyond mental illness that do contribute to violence. >> like. >> having a history of violence, having access to weaponry, those things that we know are really significant. >> we've heard a lot about people saying if you see anything, any of this kind of behavior. give us some sense of the extent -- when we were growing up, there were kids who said things that were out of bounds. they never did anything. given us a sense of what it's like as an adolescent and what we should be looking for. >> sure. our effort to come up with some personality profile that tells us a person will commit violence, those don't work, what we do know always is the best predictor of future baev is past behavior. if somebody has been violent, if they're threatening, saying they want to harm people, we should
take that very seriously. >> something we heard from the president yesterday is his belief there were a lack of mental institutions and facilities. he cited new york as an example. are there a lack of mental institutions in this country? >> we did away with mental institutions with good reason. there are a lot of gaps in our system and we need to fill those and bring back, you know, service that really can catch people in a social safety net. but you cannot ethically or practically detain large numbers of people because you think they might be violent. >> so what are the steps though? he mentioned that this nicholko cruz didn't have any criminal past. there was sort of nowhere to put him, nothing do with him. what are the steps in a situation like that? >> one thing that we need, we need excellent facilities that can take care of kids with emotional and behavioral problems. 's part of a safety net we need to enhance.
there are things like. we also have to be realistic. there's no way to pearly predict or prevent violence, so mental health solutions will always be partial. >> does this case feel different to you this time. as a psychologist and mother i wonder as you're watching this. people keep thinking this time it will fw different. what are you thinking? >> it's been quite remarkable to watch these teenagers in parkland respond. there is something that feels different. for one, there's been a sense of helpfulless in the face of these events. so these teenagers have refused to be helpless. you know, these teenagers bring a couple of things to the table that we haven't seen before. one is they are teenagers who are willing to exercise their willingness to question authority which teenagers are very good at doing. the other thing is that they were there. you know, they're talking as witnesses. they're talking as survives.
that's a pretty powerful combination. >> they're going to be scarred as well. austin is very lucky. he's stilt battling the trauma. >> people who survive are still heavily traumatized. >> thank you very much. singer caitlyn smith spent more than 15 years writing songs for other artists like garth brooks and jason aldine. ahead she tells jan
♪ high" by caitlyn smith. she's one of the most indemand songwriters in nashville. she just released her debut album. it came out last month. she spent more than 15 years writing songer for artists like meghan trainor, garth brooks, and lady antebellum. ticket sales go on today around the country. she talked about her struggle to get on stage. she's in washington with her story. jan, i can't wait to meet her. good morning. >> good morning.
caitlyn smith became known in nashville for writing these huge smash hits for other people. that was not the career she'd always dreamed about, but now after more than a decade behind the scenes she's finally in the spotlight and the critics are raving. ♪ i found myself dreaming >> reporter: this song topped the charts for stars meghan trainor and john legend. but behind the scenes the songwriter caitlyn smith had crafted another hit for someone else to sing. >> your dream was to be on the stage. >> totally. i love to sing. i love how it feels to take these pieces in my heart and put it out there for someone else to connect with. >> reporter: in small town minnesota she was a little girl with a big voice and big dreams. after she won state fair talent competition, her parents made
her an offer. >> they were like, hey, here's your college fund. would you want to use this to make a record. >> that had to be a pretty big deal. >> totally. they said, you've got to pay us back. here was 10 grand, go make a record. that's a lot for 15-year-old. >> reporter: to make it she decided she had to head south to nashville and after years of trying she finally got a deal. not to sing but to write. >> it kind of took off. in my first year of writing, i had a couple major cuts on platinum and triple platinum albums. >> like jason aldean's "my kind of party, which sold more than 4 million records. still caitlyn smith wanted to make her own. when nashville said no, she standed a youtube channel to connect fans to her singing. with the songs they'd heard on the radio. it wasn't enough.
did you ever feel like it's not going to work for me? >> definitely. it was a handful of nights. i remember one in particular of just crying on my couch and wondering like is this really going to happen. >> you put so much into it. >> yeah, i totally did. >> but it was totally you. you put yours out there. >> yeah. >> how did you go on. >> i mean i thank god for my husband. we us standing there going, i understand that you feel like this, but you're crazy because -- >> smith and her husband moved back home to minnesota. >> i think there's something about growing up in like the cold that makes you kind of tougher, thicker skinned. >> reporter: where she rediscovered her passion for performing. but just as smith had finally decided to step back on stage,
she found out she was pregnant. >> i started wasting time a lot less. i started saying no a lot more. and it's amazing when you start to say no to more things how many better yeses come along. >> reporter: and then the big yes, a record deal to record her own songs. and the critics now are raving. with smith back on stage, touring is a family road trip with her hometown band performing smith's songs like the title track off her new albu album, an anthem of standing up to critics. what would you say to someone who was 16 years old and thinking, i have a dream, i'm going to be an artist. >> i say dream it, girl. i was so naive. i thought it was all going to happen like that. and i thought, this is my year,
17. this is my year, 19. but i would tell my 16-year-old self those dreams are exactly right. it might not happen exactly like that, but keep dreaming and don't give up. >> now at 31 years old and a new moerks smith isn't living the stereotypical lonely life on the road either. her husband and writing partner raleigh plays the guitar in the band and her young daughter is backstage. >> guess whose music i want to get. she can really say, yes, it's really happening. like her voice. >> yeah. having the dream and then never stopping. >> i know. >> that $10,000 college fund. >> college or your dream. >> right. even when she talked, it sounded like a country lyric. >> i like her. >> just falling auchlt you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our podcast on itunes and
joo still thinking about caitlyn smith. she started wasting time a loss let, starting saying no a lot more. i like this girl. that does it for us. be sure to tune in to the evening news with jeff glor tonight. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was. have a great weekend. >> no more violence. >> no more excuses. >> tougher gun laws do not reduce gun violence. we call b.s. >> these students have quickly
become the new face of an old debate. >> is it a slippery slope? do we start with ar-15s and more gun rights are takingeen away f people? >> i'm pissed. my daughter i'm not going to see again. >> how many guns? >> five or six. >> you thought it was okay to have an ar-15. >> it shows the reality of what is an escalating civil war that has civilians trapped in the middle. >> franklin graham asked his father, daddy, what do you want on your tombstone and billy graham had a one-word answer. preacher. >> i'm looking forward to seeing god. >> the number one point is someone who doesn't understand the people. >> keep your commentary to yourself or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> i will definitely not do
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appointments available now. good morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan, law enforcement, school officials trying to figure out what sparked a fire at the park land school district bus lot in lehigh county. twenty-five school buses were damaged, in the early morning fire at the district garage in south whitehall township. school officials say 16 buses are a total lost, and another nine were heavily damaged. fortunately, no one was on the buses, and no injuries reported, the district cancelled classes at all of its schools today. let's turn to katie for a look at the forecasts. >> good morning, jim. today, ends up being a pretty dreary day, already off to a wet start, very just raw and chilly outside with rounds of rain, some of it light to moderate in intensity, rolling through the area, so even if the rain isn't technically
falling right now, still going to encounter spray from other vehicles, damp roads from previous rounds of rain that have rolled through. this is basically with us all today. we even have winter weather advisory posted through 1:00 p.m. at least for mount pocono, or just poconos in general, since you are below freezing, the rain could, in fact, freeze on contact. in the 30's most everywhere else, and only rebounding to the mid 40's, right where we should be, but this is a very raw, chilly day. and by the weaken we are warming back up again, but more rain to dodge, especially saturday night into sunday shall meisha. >> all right, katie, thank you and still actually looking pretty busy on the roadway, do have police activity 59 south at betsy ross bridge blocking the left lane. now there is camera shot is actually showing the backups leading to where the police activity s you can see bumper to bumper all the way up there , accidents also on the a.c. expressway, westbound, near route 42, that left lane compromised, traveling little less than posted speeds. quick peak at the vine, you can see travel in the westbound direction toward the schuylkill, bumper to bumper conditions here as you get on
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